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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Address: Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9657 8888
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Ranked #2 of 161 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and...
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The original cricket ground was an open pitch and people would gather around and many would hang from the surrounding trees to get a better view. The cricket ground is now built up to a super structure unsurpassed in the world. It is an experience to see a sports event there. I have been there when there has been around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Finally, I have enjoyed the full spectrum of MCG experiences by attending my first Boxing Day test match yesterday. What a fantastic & relaxing way to spend a summer day between the celebratory peaks of Christmas and New Years Eve. The game between Australia and India was a little slow, but that was OK as its pace was a constant... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

MCG on the screen and in real are totally different and every cricket fan must go there once. I am not a fan but I am total awe of the way it has been built and is being managed. The guided tour was very very good. It actually took us back into history of cricket and how it has evolved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

What a great way to spend a morning , even the girls enjoyed it , got to see behind the scenes of an iconic sports ground , the guide was fantastic too

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Did the tour, watched the T20, visited the Cricket Australia fun day....all great.....a massive stadium, but full of atmosphere and history. Lots to see during the tour. A must do for any sports fan visiting Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

More about the atmosphere than the cricket (because SA only just made 100 runs). Very nice stadium, organised entry gates with minimal queues. Drinks not too expensive and lines went quickly too which is a bonus. Good day out if you get the chance to go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I was dragged along to the MCG and museum tour by my fiancé- expecting to be utterly bored I actually had a really good time. The guides are so passionate about the G that it kind of rubs off on you and the museum was awesome! We played mini games of different sports, it's so interactive and fun. We have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It is very commercial but that is why it is so protected and a great place to visit. From the outside where there are statues of sport heroes to the shop inside - it is a sports experience and to know that heroes of bat and ball have played there is a fantastic expeience. A Melbourne highlight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

A friend from UK, a real cricket fan, visited Melbourne. I took him on the MCG tour, and was greatly surprised. Not being a cricket fan myself, I found it fascinating, and very informative. The lady that took us around had an answer to every question thrown at her, and was a delight to be with. After being allowed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Tour guides gave a new perspective of this great sports stadium by way of it's history and a behind the scenes look at the facilities. Combined with the Sports Museum tour it's a great way to spend a few hours and would be enjoyed by all.

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